Hill Finishes 3rd at Monster Energy Anaheim 2 Supercross

ANAHEIM, CA – January 19, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Justin Hill earned an impressive result at the third round of the AMA 250 Supercross class at the Monster Energy Supercross held at Angel Stadium when he crossed the line in 3rd place.

Justin Hill looked strong throughout the early afternoon qualifying sessions. Once all practice was complete he had earned the 5th fastest qualifying time and a great gate pick in his heat race. When the gate dropped for the heat, Hill was 5th out of the gate. He quickly moved to 3rd at the close of the first lap. Hill lost a spot to Tyler Bowers on the second lap but then made the spot back when he passed Zach Osborne a lap later. At the end of the six lap heat he finished 3rd to secure a spot on the main event starting grid.

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Justin Hill finished 3rd at Anaheim 2 Supercross
Photo: Simon Cudby

The board turned sideways and the gate fell for the main event with Hill coming around the first corner in 6th place. On his KTM 250 SX-F he moved to 5th at the end of the first lap and secured 4th a lap later. When the lead ride of Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM rider Jessy Nelson crashed, Hill picked up the 3rd place spot. A lap later, Chris Alldredge, made a mistake and Hill picked up another spot to move into 2nd place.

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Hill is now fifth in 250SX West point standings
Photo: Simon Cudby

Hill was able to hold that position for the next three laps fighting off a hard charge from Cooper Webb. On lap ten, Webb was able to move around Hill and take over the spot. Hill finished the race strong and held on to 3rd throughout the final five laps to secure a podium spot.

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Jessy Nelson 2nd in the 250SX West point standings
Photo: Simon Cudby

“I am making progress every weekend and getting stronger each race,” stated Hill. “I felt really good today and feel I am getting closer to working toward my first win. I am grateful to my team for all of their support and looking forward to the next round in Oakland.”

Next Round: January 24, 2015 – Oakland, CA

Results 250SX West Class Anaheim

1. Cooper Webb (USA), Yamaha, 15:50.434 min (15 laps)
2. Tyler Bowers (USA), Kawasaki, +6.065 sec
3. Justin Hill (USA), KTM, +7.122
4. Zach Osborne (USA), Husqvarna, +9.928
5. Malcolm Stewart (USA), Honda, +17.594
Other KTM
6. Jessy Nelson (USA), KTM, +18.092
10. Shane McElrath (USA), KTM, +38.216
15. Landen Powell (USA), KTM, +1:00.937 min

Standings 250SX West Class after 3 of 9 rounds

1. Webb, 64 points
2. Nelson, 60
3. Bowers, 60
4. Osborne, 54
5. Hill, 53
Other KTM

8. McElrath, 39
20. Powell, 8

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